Matt Zurbo’s first footy club (many years ago) was a suburban club where the blokes worked hard and played hard. Young Matt Zurbo was made welcome because of his Blundstone boots. Not footy boots. His work boots.
Old Dog goes to Queenstown where he plays a fun (but proper) footy match on the famous gravel oval during the Unconformity Festival. [This is an Old Dog special – JTH]
Continuing our highlights from Old Dog’s book, Champions All, an excerpt featuring the 1976 Grand Final.
Continuing our highlights from Old Dog’s book, Champions All, an excerpt featuring the 1970 Grand Final.
Old Dog, with his brilliant analysis, the Grand Final and the Doggies win made the world seem like a better place.
Continuing our highlights from Old Dog’s book, Champions All, an excerpt from the Chapter: The Club Soldier, Ian Paton, Hawthorn.
Continuing our highlights from Old Dog’s book, Champions All, leading up to the Grand Final. Mick Martyn on what happened at Bali.
Matt Zurbo thinks his way through some recent footy moments – life moments – and listens for the sounds, and observes the silences.
With his book completed and footy season at a close, Matt Zurbo keeps his AFL watching to one game a week.
Old Dog watches Friday night footy and has some observations about physicality, umpiring, electric energy and bar crowds.
Old Dog is in a Melbourne pub with his girlfriend. He’s impressed with the Giants but less impressed with how self-absorbed footy fans are in the city. [Interesting life and footy observations – Ed]
Matt Zurbo loves it when umpires come across as real and genuine. [And he’s inviting them to pop in for a beer – Ed]
Bryan, a mate of Matt Zurbo’s, died in an accident the other day. He was a great fella as Old Dog explains in this tribute.
The Old Dog finds Christmas in March, with a pre-season message for everyone.
Matt Zurbo continues his training series – Training for 6
Another skillful set of training drills from the master trainer Matt Zurbo.
So many moments make up a passage of footy, a quarter of footy, a game of footy, a season of footy, the history of footy. Matt Zurbo has found a Dick Clay moment in the ’74 Grand Final which continues to inspire him.
There has to be a reason for every drill. Even if only three turn up on a foggy Tuesday night. Matt Zurbo’s excellent ‘Training for six’ series continues…
Matt Zurbo shows that footy training can be varied and fun, even when there are only two of you. Everything you need to know to lock up the B&F next season.